Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Quality

Wiley Horne
Steve,

Where would you look for signs of quality? Invisible dovetailing? Crispness of the mouth filing, esp. the beveling on the upper surface of the mouth (exit side)?

That’s very interesting about your original Mathieson being re-stamped. Are you saying it was likely done to reassure the buyer, when the original mark had become almost illegible?

Wiley

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